In this segment of our video tour of the Oak Park homes of Frank Lloyd Wright we look at a pair that are a little bit north and east of the Wright historic district. At 611 N. Kenilworth we find the house built for interior designer Oscar Balch. Then at 710 Augusta is the Henry Adams and it is the last home Wright designed in Oak Park.
Although Ive lived in the Oak Park area more than fifty years it wasnt until this spring that I appreciated the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. One of the twentieth centuries greatest architects Mr. Wright had his home and home here and the village has over two dozen examples of his work, from a water fountain to a church. This spring I wanted to get out, after a long winter of being in the house, and do a lot of walking.
At the same time I was starting this new YouTube channel OakParkVideo. When looking around for clips to put on a Frank Lloyd Wright playlist I really didnt find a lot of his Oak Park homes. So (light bulb) time I thought why not combine the walks w/ doing a series of videos on The Oak Park Homes of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Beyond the works of Frank Lloyd Wright the village is home to many other beautiful homes. A number of them designed by disciples of Wrights prairie school style. It is well worth coming out and spending a day just walking or better yet bike riding around and enjoying all the village has to offer.
Here is a link to a listing of all of Frank Loyd Wright's Oak Park homes: oprf.com/flw/index-walk.html
Here is a link to the Frank Loyd Wright Preservation Trust where you can get all kinds of information on tours:
And here is a link to our playlist of Wright videos including the others in this series:
This series is presented by OakParkVideo & MindsiMedia. We have several channels on YouTube and other video sharing outlets you can access all of them from our web portal at mindsimedia.info/ You can also link up to our Pandora radio stations our Facebook & Cafe Press presences our blog and much more.
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